Pathfinder Science Collaborative Research Network

This highly informative and detailed web site features a Pathfinder Science hands-on, minds-on guided research activity dedicated to tardigrades, also known as water bears. The site helps to create the context for tardigrade studies and facilitates guided research. Sections include an introduction to tardigrades, research focus questions, research methodology, a data submission form, results section, statistics for data analysis, ideas for future research, and more. Specialized software enables students to submit their data and use different formats to decide which data they want to work with. The site also features an environment for students to publish their research.

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Subject: Biology, Microbiology, Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Culturing Methods
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Activities:Project:Independent Research, Activities:Lab Activity
Grade Level: High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8)
Extreme Environments: High Radiation, Anhydrous, Anoxic, High Pressure, Alkaline, Hypersaline, Extremely Cold, Acidic, Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Microbiology, Ecology, Methods of Microbiology:Culturing MethodsKeyword: cryptobiosis